Definition of Acrodont

1. Noun. An animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets.

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna



Definition of Acrodont

1. n. One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge.

Definition of Acrodont

1. Adjective. having teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge ¹

2. Noun. One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acrodont

1. an animal having rootless teeth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acrodont

1. One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge. A. Of or pertaining to the acrodonts. Origin: Gr. Summit +, a tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrodont

acrocoracoid process
acrocoracoid processes
acrocoracoids
acrocyanoses
acrocyanosis
acrocyanotic
acrodactylum
acrodermatitis
acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans
acrodermatitis continua
acrodermatitis enteropathica
acrodermatitis hiemalis
acrodermatitis perstans
acrodermatitis vesiculosa tropica
acrodermatosis
acrodont (current term)
acrodonts
acrodynia
acrodynic
acrodynic erythema
acrodysesthesia
acrodysostosis
acrodysplasia
acroedema
acroesthesia
acrofacial
acrofacial dysostosis
acrofacial syndrome
acrogen
acrogenic

Literary usage of Acrodont

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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"Further on he continues : ' Its dentition exhibits in an eminent degree the acrodont character ; the teeth being supported on expanded conical bases ..."

2. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"... (2) resting on a slight ridge around them—acrodont dentition; (3) lodged in permanent alveoli, as in the crocodile— thecodont dentition. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"acrodont, Old World lizards, with laterally compressed body, prehensile tail and well ... acrodont; tongue broad and thick, not protractile; no osteoderms. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"... exhibiting a larval type of dentition, and one characteristic of all lower Sauria and Batrachia. The only acrodont type of ..."

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